I have to congratulate our moderation and admin team for doing such a great job over the years keeping our community SPAM free. You would not believe how proactive our team is and how quickly we move to remove the SPAM.
Our community is going to turn 5 years old in February and we have learned so much over the last 5 years on how to manage online communities. The amazing energy that collected here inspired me to start my own small business managing online communities (www.socialknowledge.com
) and enabling other forum sites to evolve into fine online communities as well.
Over the last few years (just like AirstreamForums.com) some of those other little forum communities have been growing up really fast. In order to reduce costs, sites have been hosted on dedicated servers with a few sites sharing a dedicated server. Just last night I moved one of our sister sites to a new server (which should free up more resources for our site) and plan to move AirstreamForums.com (and all the WBCCI sites we host) to a new server in the near future also. It seems the server we are on is just not performing very well overall and I think it needs to have the OS (linux) re-installed.
So look for fast speed coming soon, also some new features like social networking (who knows who), enhanced profiles (with your photo gallery, more member info, your network of friends, rallies you attended and rallies you will attend, etc), and better rally planning tools, etc.